About Us

We believe every family with a seriously ill child in hospital should be able to stay together, just minutes from their child’s bed during their treatment.

The Sick Children's Trust believes keeping families together significantly improves the recovery of seriously ill children. We provide free, high-quality ‘Home from Home’ accommodation, as well as emotional and practical support, to families with sick children in hospital in the UK.

We currently have ten houses offering clean, comfortable accommodation where the whole family can stay close to their sick child’s bedside, and we are constantly looking for opportunities to extend our geographical coverage, or to improve our existing facilities in light of changes in paediatric care provision.
We work with the hospitals, supporting them in their role and providing complementary support to our families. We help to alleviate some of the emotional and financial strains at a very stressful time, providing an essential service free of charge for up to 146 families every night, 365 days a year.


Whilst staying at one of our ‘Homes from Home’ is free of charge, its costs us around £30 to provide a bedroom for one night. We rely entirely on voluntary income to meet this cost.


Press releases

Parents of little girl whose heart was restarted on fundraising mission...

The parents of a little girl whose heart was restarted at just a few weeks old are fastening their running shoes to raise money for The Sick... read more

Press Release • 03.09.2019 • By The Sick Children's Trust

"If you do one thing today, go home and talk to your family about the...

Dear Editor, With Organ Donation Week beginning next week, it’s humbling to look back on how far we’ve come in the last year. Once again we... read more

Press Release • 02.09.2019 • By The Sick Children's Trust

Inspiring friends and family get ready for Great North Run to raise...

The family and friends of a little girl who suddenly passed away at just ten years old are tirelessly fundraising in her memory to thank The Sick... read more

Press Release • 15.08.2019 • By The Sick Children's Trust

Dad Mark races to the finish line for baby Sophia

A Dalston dad is lacing up his trainers to take on the UK’s biggest half marathon to raise money for The Sick Children’s Trust, a charity which... read more

Press Release • 01.08.2019 • By The Sick Children's Trust

Local dad gets back on his bike for cycle race in memory of son

A local dad is saddling up for a 100 mile bike ride to raise money for The Sick Children’s Trust in memory of his son, Rio. Jaydan Redhead,... read more

Press Release • 25.07.2019 • By The Sick Children's Trust

Ossett dad laces up trainers for charity that kept him by son's hospital...

The dad of a little boy who baffled doctors is rigorously training for the Great North Run to raise money for The Sick Children’s Trust. Paul... read more

Press Release • 24.07.2019 • By The Sick Children's Trust

Harrison Centre for Social Mobility donates £8,000 to The Sick...

The Sick Children’s Trust has received a donation of £8,000 from the Harrison Centre for Social Mobility (HCSM). The donation will go towards... read more

Press Release • 08.07.2019 • By The Sick Children's Trust

Cumbrian horse riding centre giddies up to raise money for The Sick...

There was no looking the gift horse in the mouth in Newcastle this afternoon when a team of jockeys showed up at Crawford House with their... read more

Press Release • 05.07.2019 • By The Sick Children's Trust

UA Tyneside choose their first ever nominated charity in The Sick...

The Tyneside operation of Utility Alliance (UA) has announced that charity The Sick Children’s Trust will be its first-ever nominated charity.... read more

Press Release • 03.07.2019 • By The Sick Children's Trust

Stevenson House made it possible to be with our daughter during the most...

Our daughter, Poppy, was on her way to a hospital in London for a lifesaving operation. Just hours before, we were having our first cuddle and... read more

Press Release • 26.06.2019 • By The Sick Children's Trust

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